Is Volunteering Selfless or Selfish?


Let me take you a few steps back to where I’m from, before you gasp for air reading my answer. I grew up in Indonesia, where poverty and wealth live side by side. My great grandparents housed a lot of kids so they could go to school and pursue their education, just because. The result of that is a grandma with the biggest heart. She continues to teach us to give, visit orphanages, and think of others before ourselves. What about my mother? Spoiler alert, exactly the same. So I grew up volunteering, visiting orphanages and sharing my fortune. I spent my 18th birthday eating KFC with kids, removing lice from their hair and buying sandals because they had no footwear.

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